AUSTIN Guys!! Store for Sizes XL and Larger!!

December 12th, 2012


Guess what Austin guys?  We can now shop at Destination XL, a new store focusing on your fashion needs for XL sizes and up.  Located at the Arbor Walk, 10515 North MoPac Blvd.


-Tall Sizes AND XL and Larger Sizes

-Over 100 Brands, including Lucky Brand & DKNY Jeans, Michael Kors and Lacoste!

-Casual and Dress Clothing

-Accessories and shoes (sizes 10 to  16  and wide-width options)

Check out: DestinationXL




August 10th, 2011

Men:  Narrow Lapel=Narrow tie, Wide Lapel=Wide Tie

Women:  When wearing  animal print keep it simple and only one or two items.  Wearing a belt, earrings, shoes, and carrying a handbag all in animal print makes your look less fashionable.




MEN: Dash Up your Suit or Sports Jacket

July 6th, 2011

My husband loves to jazz up his sports jacket or suit coat by adding a new tie or pocket scarf. From a visual standpoint I feel it gives a uniqueness to the overall look.   I found a great website that easily demonstrates different ways to fold a scarf and necktie. Check it out “Folding a Pocket Scarf or Necktie”


My yoga revelation and my dad!

September 1st, 2010

Dad and me. He’s wearing one of his few long sleeve shirts from the early days.

Yesterday was yoga. channeling one’s energy into consciousness.  Seated position, eyes closed, inhale, and then exhale, repeating five times the mantra Ohm (Pronounced Ohmmm).  Everyone was in accord with their Ohm, well almost.  However, one Aum was noticeably distinct from the group…keeping my head straight as to pretend I was in the zone,  moving only my eyes to an older gentleman reciting the mantra.  Inner peace out the window and thoughts begin to go wild.  Flashback age 13, Sunday church service, Dad singing a step ahead and louder than everyone, singing…very well, according to his standards.  At the last Ohm I came to the revelation this is a rarity of my Dad.  Dad is unique and defines whom he is even introducing himself as  “Ol Bill, not Old Bill”.

While my career is individualizing a person, Dad would not be one to employ my services.  Put him in a casual, button down, front-pocketed, short sleeve, red, blue or Hawaiian shirt,  pants, shoes, belt, hanky and he’s out the door.  Simple.  No fuss no muss.  Not to forget the dab of Brylcreem to his hair.  Not to change the subject, but I loved putting rollers in his hair when we all watched television.  This was the time he would do his yoga.  You could count on Dad to wear a navy suit, white shirt, blue, or red tie combo (his favorite colors) to church and he looked sharp, still does!  When Christmas or birthdays rolled around my idea of a gift to introduce him to something exotic was a green half-button down shirt or yellow necktie, his response was more of a mumble.  Who can misconstrue a mumble?  I realized buying a box of chocolates as he eats them daily or a  restaurant gift certificate Dad’s more likely to have a BIG thank you with no prodding from Mom.  This man is one of the biggest reasons my goal is not to change anyone, rather bring out who they are.  That’s my 77-year young Dad and I’ve learned he owns his style and is an original and he’s defined himself like no other.  I’m cool with that!



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